It might sound like the premise for a tear-jerking Disney movie, but this particular aquatic tale falls very much in the realms of non-fiction. See, there’s a dolphin off the coast of Kerry, in Ireland’s southwest, called Fungie. Fungie’s been hanging around since about 1983, and is known for seeking out human contact. He even has his own statue in town.
But since coronavirus has kept people indoors and put a dampener on Fungie’s beloved social interactions, he’s grown lonely. And in a bid to help Fungie through this difficult time, local fisherman Jimmy Flannery has started heading out into Dingle harbour twice a day to keep him company. Warm and fuzzies, or what!?